Press Release Regarding GHS Mascot

Press Release
Goshen Community Schools
5-31-13

On May 5 & 6, the Goshen News ran cover articles regarding the Goshen High School mascot, the “Redskins.” As most people are aware, there is a national conversation that surrounds the use of mascots that relate to Native Americans. For example, there is currently a legal complaint in Michigan, brought by the Department of Civil Rights against the 35 Michigan schools that use Native American nicknames.

 Obviously, there are strong feelings in Goshen that surround this concern, from numerous points of view, and there have been for many years. As a matter of fact, some years ago the Athletic Council asked that the Indian Chief Head not be placed on athletic uniforms any longer. In addition, they recommended that a painting of an Indian Head be removed from the GHS gym and from the gym floor, so as to be less obtrusive to those people who might be offended by the mascot. However, around the same time, there was a study committee that did decide to keep the mascot.

 As the current administration is preparing the GHS gym for the 2013 graduation, the decision was made to temporarily remove a wooden statue of an Indian Chief that was in the gym in order to be respectful of the many differing viewpoints on this issue, and in light of the past Athletic Council recommendations. There has been no official action by the school board or by the administration at this point to change the mascot. There might be consideration given to studying this topic in the future, but at this time of the school year, there are many issues to tackle. If anyone has comments about this concern, feel free to contact Superintendent Diane Woodworth at dwoodworth@goshenschools.org or at 533-8631, or Principal Barry Younghans at byounghans@goshenschools.org or 533-8651.

 

Edward Jones Student-Athlete of the Month Award for May

Goshen High School and Edward Jones are proud to announce the student-athlete of the month award to recognize athletic and academic excellence.  A senior male and female student-athlete will be selected from August – May each school year.  At the end of the year, a $500 scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female student athlete of the month, as selected by the GHS head coaching staff.

The winners of the Edward Jones Student-Athlete of the Month Award for Ma y are:

 

-Leah Shetler:  Leah is the daughter of Dale and Angie Shetler. Leah was 10-0 in May at 2 Doubles. This includes winning the NLC Tournament, being named All-Conference, and being on the only winning court at Regionals for our sectional champion sectional tennis team. Leah plans to attend Valparaiso University and major in Biology and Chemistry.  She wants to become a pediatrician.

 

-Cristian Barron: Cristian is the son of Juana Lopez and Jaime Barron. He set new school record in the 300 IH at 40.27 as well as a Foreman Field record for a GHS athlete at 40.33. He was sectional champion and named all NLC in leading the boys to 4th place in the NLC. Cristian plans to attend Trine University and major in Biology.

Updated: Free Summer Meals Program – Information and Schedule

The Goshen Community Schools Free Summer Meals Program is open to all children ages 1-18 years old.

You do not need to be a student of Goshen Schools or be a resident of Goshen to be eligible.

See below for information regarding site location, serving times and dates. Download a PDF version.

  • B = Breakfast
  • L = Lunch

*Please note – No sites are open on July 4th, 2013.

Updated May 22, 2013 with schedule changes for Chamberlain and GHS

Name of Site

Address of Site

Time of Meals

Serving Dates

Brookside Manor

Mobile Home Park

61108 Co Rd 17

Goshen, IN 46526

L – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

6/3/13 to 8/2/13

Hay Park

1414 W. Plymouth Ave

Goshen, IN 46526

L – 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

6/3/13 to 8/2/13

Rieth Park

So 13th St @ Illinois Ave

Goshen, IN 46526

L – 10:45 am -12:30 pm

6/3/13 to 8/2/13

Oakridge Park

N 1st St @ Oakridge Ave

Goshen, IN 46528

L – 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

6/3/13 to 8/2/13

Pringle Park

1912 W Lincoln Ave

Goshen, IN 46526

L – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

6/3/13 to 8/2/13

Shanklin Park

411 W Plymouth Ave

Goshen, IN 46526

L – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

6/3/13 to 8/2/13

Twin Pines Mobile Home Park

2011 W Wilden Ave

Goshen, IN 46528

L – 11:15 am – 12:20 pm

6/3/13 to 8/2/13

Rogers Park

102 Chicago Ave

Goshen, IN 46526

L – 11:05 am – 12:35 pm

6/3/13 to 8/2/13

Roxbury Park

403 Post Rd

Goshen, IN 46526

L – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

6/3/13 to 8/2/13

Family Worship Center

@ The Lighthouse

306 S. 27th St

Goshen, IN 46528

L – 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

6/3/13 to 8/2/13

Chandler Elementary School

419 S 8th St

Goshen, IN 46526

B – 7:30 am – 8:30 am

L – 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

6/10/13 – 7/2/13

Mon-Thurs

Model Elementary School

412 S Greene Rd

Goshen, IN 46526

B – 7:30 am – 8:30 am

L – 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

6/10/13 – 7/2/13

Mon-Thurs

Parkside Elementary School

1207 S 7th St

Goshen, IN 46526

B – 7:30 am – 8:30 am

L – 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

6/10/13 – 7/2/13

Mon-Thurs

Goshen Middle School

1216 S Indiana St

Goshen, IN 46526

B – 7:30 am – 8:30 am

L – 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

6/10/13 – 7/2/13

Mon-Thurs

Waterford Elementary School

65560 St Rd 15

Goshen, IN 46526

B – 7:30 am – 8:30 am

L – 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

6/10/13 – 7/2/13

Mon-Thurs

West Goshen Elementary School

215 Dewey Ave

Goshen, IN 46526

B – 7:30 am – 8:30 am

L – 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

6/10/13 – 7/2/13

Mon-Thurs

Goshen High School

401 Lincolnway East

Goshen, IN 46526

B – 7:30 am – 8:30 am

L – 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

6/3/13 – 8/2/13

Mon-Fri

*No Meals 7/1-7/5

Prairie View Elementary School

1730 Regent St

Goshen, IN 46526

B – 7:45 am – 8:30 am

L – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

6/3/13 to 8/2/13

Chamberlain Elementary School

428 N 5th St

Goshen, IN 46528

B – 7:30 am – 8:30 am

L – 10:45 am – 12:45 pm

6/10/13 to 8/2/13

Graduation Ticket Pick-up Hours

Seniors:  You will be able to pick up your graduation tickets starting tomorrow morning during SRT (which will start at 8:20 a.m.).  Please look for the tables in the gym lobby.  If your parents want to pick up your tickets, they may come to the Guidance Office on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday from 4-6 p.m., and Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m.

Remember, GHS will not replace tickets that are lost or stolen, so please keep your tickets in a safe place!